Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:24 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:24:57 GMT
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.Police say after initiating the search for the white van, they located the van at a residence.More >>
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:58 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:58:42 GMT
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.Police say they received a 911 call that shots were fired on Slack Street. The female caller told police that an unknown whiteMore >>
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:55 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:55:22 GMT
A major drug sweep is currently underway in Springfield, Vt. Vermont State Police say the operation is one of the largest arrest sweeps in Vermont with 100 officers trying to take multiple people intoMore >>
A major drug sweep is currently underway in Springfield, Vt. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:42 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:42:31 GMT
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.A recent Gallup poll revealed Vermont is among the top ten states in the country where employees are actively disengaged from their jobs.TheMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:04 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:04:18 GMT
There is an effort to make sure first responders all across Vermont are trained to spot potentially dangerous meth labs. In Enosburg Falls, Vermont Tuesday, first responders from all around here cameMore >>
There is an effort to make sure first responders all across Vermont are trained to spot potentially dangerous meth labs.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:05:24 GMT
Inside a large, Burlington home, lives a man who police say allowed sex acts to happen for money at a building he owns. "Just wondering if you had any comment?" asked FOX44/ABC22. "Yeah I have a lotMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:01:50 GMT
Vermont is igniting an effort to redevelop businesses on environmentally contaminated sites known as "brownfields" and it's getting some help from the federal government. "It's my pleasure to come hereMore >>
The state is being pumped full of money and committees to bring new businesses to old contaminated areas.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:16:15 GMT
When you hit the road the nearest gas station is seldom far away. But if you have an electric car, it might be hard to locate the nearest charging station Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and Quebec PremierMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:15:13 GMT
Talk about a rocky start between two new neighbors. Police say up to 12 shots were fired, all over some trees! No one was hurt, but the neighbor is facing charges. 72 year old David Millson says he wasMore >>
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MONTPELIER, Vt. -
At the Vermont statehouse:
The gas tax moved one step closer to reality today.
The tax that would increase a gallon of gas by seven cents, passed in the House.
The Senate will take a look at the bill next week and that means by June, there could be even more pain at the pump.
That's not sitting well with many drivers and that's why a petition is circulating at gas stations.
"Almost 60 dollars!"
It cost Kevin Thomas $59.75 to fill up, but if Vermont's gas tax passes, his price at the pump would be a dollar more. The tax would increase a gallon of gas by seven cents.
"It's getting higher and higher every day and yea, that's too high," Thomas said.
That's how at least 13,000 other Vermonter's feel as well. A petition circled through gas stations and the signatures were presented to law makers Wednesday. The hope is they'll reconsider the tax hike.
"We can't afford the gas that they're wanting us to pay," Christine Bowen said.
Even the Speaker of the House, Democrat Shap Smith says he understands the frustrations.
"If I were not in this position, I would probably sign the petition myself!" he said.
But the Speaker says there are just as many people complaining about the condition of our roads, and that's what the gas tax would go toward. It's expected to generate more than 20 million dollars. Every penny would be used to improve our roads and bridges.
"When oil companies increase the cost of gas, it just goes to their pocket book, so at least with this; we'll get some benefit from it," Speaker Smith said.
Law makers tell me they exhausted all of their options… cutting the transportation budget by millions, and they even considered taxing tires.
The Transportation Committee also looked at increasing registration fees at the DMV, but went with a tax on gas because a FEE would only impact Vermonters, a TAX could hit tourists and out of staters as well, ultimately bringing in more revenue.
"Investments in Vermont and investments that will create jobs," Speaker Smith said.
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